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2008 Lamborghini Gallardo (continued)


2008 Lamborghini Gallardo

We think the Lamborghini Gallardo was a very special sports car as it was, easy to drive, dramatic to look at, an all-around sexy beast. But with the advent of the Superleggera version, the Gallardo becomes even more exciting and more special. Only about 350 of these cars will be available worldwide, making them instant collector's items. correspondent Jim McCraw drove the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera in Arizona; editor Mitch McCullough drove the Superleggera pictured in Los Angeles.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe ($186,250); Spyder; ($217,000); Superleggera Coupe ($222,800)
Engines:520-hp 5.0-liter V10; 530-hp 5.0-liter V10
Transmissions:6-speed manual; 6-speed E-gear sequential
Safety equipment (standard):frontal airbags, side-impact airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, ABS, all-wheel drive
Safety equipment (optional):window net, fire extinguisher
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera coupe ($222,800)
Standard equipment:air conditioning, power steering, ABS disc brakes, power windows, power locks, console, cruise control, automatic transmission, sports seats, carbon fiber interior trim
Options as tested (MSRP):carbon brakes ($10,000)
Destination charge:($2000)
Gas guzzler tax:3000
Price as tested (MSRP):$247,000
Layout:mid-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine:5.0-liter dohc 40-valve V10
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):530 @ 8000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):376 @ 4250
Transmission:6-speed automatic E-gear
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:11/17 mpg
Wheelbase:100.8 in.
Length/width/height:169.3/66.9/45.8 in.
Track, f/r:63.8/62.7 in.
Turning circle:37.7 ft.
Seating capacity:2
Head/hip/leg room, f:36.4/54.2/32.1 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:N/A
Cargo volume:2.5 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, upper and lower arms, coil springs
Suspension, r:independent, upper and lower arms, coil springs
Ground clearance:5.1 in.
Curb weight:2999 lbs.
Tires:P235/35ZR19 front, P295/30ZR19 rear Pirelli P Zero Corse
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc with ABS
Fuel capacity:23.8 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of March 19, 2007.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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